JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have released veteran and oft-injured defensive end Aaron Kampman.
Kampman missed 28 games the last three seasons while playing for Jacksonville and Green Bay, including 13 last season.
He sat out all of organized team activities last month while recovering from a second surgery on his right knee. With a salary near $5 million in 2012 and the addition of second-round draft pick Andre Branch, it became unlikely that Kampman would make the roster. Releasing him now gives Kampman a better chance to prove himself with another team.
Kampman was one of the league's elite pass rushers in his prime with the Packers. But he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in 2009 and hasn't been the same since.